April 1, 2021
Apr 1

Celebrating the lifesaving generosity of organ, eye and tissue donation

Each April, KY Circuit Court Clerks’ Trust For Life and Kentucky Organ Donor Affiliates partner with Donate Life America (DLA) on National Donate Life Month (NDLM), an observance to focus national attention on the need and importance of organ, eye and tissue donation. NDLM is about the importance of registering your decision to be a donor, honoring deceased and living donors-recognizing the generosity of donors that makes saving lives through transplantation possible. “Organ and tissue donation saves and heals lives . . .

March 31, 2021
Mar 31

Show your support for our healthcare heroes!

Despite the pandemic, our staff saved more lives than ever and worked with more donor families than ever before in 2020. Many people don’t realize that we have a staff of over 120 around the state and Western WV that literally work 24/7/365 through rain, sleet, snow, blood, sweat, tears and a pandemic. They sit with and support families during the hardest moments of their lives, hop on planes, make tons of phone calls, review thousands of records and so . . .

March 25, 2021
Mar 25

Donate Life KY hosting outdoor decorating contest

Donate Life Month, #Derby Season, and #SPRING have finally arrived and we know how excited you are to enjoy warmer temperatures and spend time outside!For Donate Life Month, we challenge you to decorate your outdoor space in blue and green to celebrate LIFE for the month of April.To be a part of our Porch decorating contest follow these simple steps below: 1) Decorate your porch, yard, door step, etc. in blue and green/garden themed (try to include RegisterMe.org somewhere!) 2) . . .

January 22, 2021
Jan 22

Elaine and Henry Fischer Give $30,000 to Transplant Patients in Need

Elaine and Henry Fischer of Fischer Homes pledged $30,000 to KY Circuit Clerks’ Trust For Life’s (TFL) Satterwhite Patient Assistance Fund.  On Friday, January 22, Fischer presented a check to KODA+TFL Philanthropy Officer and Donor Mother Shannon Adkins at one of their model homes at Bridle Run. “Fischer Homes Louisville Division is proud to assist patients in need. The mission is very personal, as one of our very own has been impacted by the mission of organ donation and transplantation. Through . . .

January 19, 2021
Jan 19

Kentucky Organ Donor Affiliates Continued to Break Records in 2020

(LOUISVILLE, KY, Jan. 19, 2021) – Despite a global pandemic, Kentucky Organ Donor Affiliates has once again broken their record of saving and enhancing lives facilitating over 1,000 heroic organ, tissue, and cornea donors in 2020.  The nonprofit organ procurement organization and their hardworking staff supported more donor families’ decisions than ever before — 178 deceased organ donors resulted in 535 organs being transplanted, which translates to over 500 lives saved, and 575 tissue donors generously healed thousands of lives with their gifts.  This . . .

December 2, 2020
Dec 2


This year has emphasized the importance of families planning for the future, as unexpected as it may be. On Thursday, December 10, 2020, the Kentucky Organ Donor Affiliates and the Kentucky Circuit Clerks’ Trust For Life are hosting a virtual event, ’10 on 10,’ in efforts to grow the Kentucky Organ Donor Registry. Individuals are challenged to register 10 people as organ donors by sharing their customized digital registry campaign page on social media. Most importantly, ’10 on 10’ is . . .

November 12, 2020
Nov 12

Rival’s For Life Continues

Rivals For Life, formerly The Gift of Life Challenge, provides an opportunity to give UK and UofL school rivalries and competitive spirit a new purpose by saving and healing lives. Rivals For Life is simple, easy and free! In the past 20 years, college students across the state of Kentucky have inspired thousands to join the Kentucky Organ Donor Registry. During the one-week Rivals For Life Challenge, colleges and universities compete to see which school’s fanbase (UK or UofL) can . . .

September 28, 2020
Sep 28

SAVE THE DATE: Saturday, October 10 CIRCUIT COURT CLERKS’ TRUST FOR LIFE ANNOUNCE VIRTUAL ‘LIVE TO SAVE LIVES CONCERT’ Virtual Concert to raise Organ Donor Registration Awareness

The Kentucky Circuit Court Clerks’ Trust For Life and their partner, the Kentucky Organ Donor Affiliates, are hosting the first-ever live concert in their ongoing effort to grow the Organ Donor Registry. In addition to the almost 1,000 patients on the waiting list in the Commonwealth, approximately 113,000 men, women and children across the U.S. are awaiting lifesaving organ, tissue, and eye transplants.  To educate and help grow the Organ Donor Registry, both organizations have teamed up with several nationally-recognized . . .

September 14, 2020
Sep 14

Talaris Therapeutics Announces Collaboration with Kentucky Organ Donor Affiliates to Advance Preclinical Study of Tolerance Induction to Organs from Deceased Donors

BOSTON, Mass., and LOUISVILLE, Ky., September 14, 2020 – Talaris Therapeutics, Inc., a privately held biotechnology company developing transformative cell therapies that have the potential to induce durable immune tolerance across a range of indications, today announced a collaboration with Kentucky Organ Donor Affiliates (KODA). KODA is an independent, non-profit organ and tissue procurement organization that facilitates deceased donor transplants throughout Kentucky, southern Indiana and western West Virginia. The collaboration will advance preclinical studies of the potential of Talaris’ allogeneic cell therapy . . .